Redoubtable / Le redoutable

Rating TBC

Director: Michel Hazanavicius
Cast: Louis Garrel, Stacy Martin, Bérénice Bejo, Grégory Gadebois, Micha Lescot, Félix Kysyl, Romain Goupil
Country: France
Language: French with English subtitles
Year of production: 2017
Genre: Comedy, Biopic
Duration: 107 min
Festivals: Cannes International Film Festival (Competition) 2017

“A sprightly colourful Godardian pastiche.” The Guardian

Synopsis

Paris, 1967. Jean-Luc Godard — arguably the most renowned filmmaker of his generation —  is shooting La Chinoise with the woman he loves, Anne Wiazemsky, 20 years his junior. They are happy, attractive, in love. They even get married. But the film’s reception unleashes a profound self-examination in Jean-Luc. The events of May ’68 will amplify this process leading to drastic changes in the filmmaker’s behaviour and perception of the world. From star filmmaker to Maoist artist, revolutionary, off-the-wall, destructive, brilliant, misunderstood and incomprehensible, he will pursue his choices and his beliefs to a breaking point.

Academy-Award winning director Michel Hazanavicius delivers an imaginary and tender reinterpretation of an obsessive incorrigible. Louis Garrel brilliantly goes from an imitation of the filmmaker to a subtle incarnation. In the use of humour, the film remains faithful to Jean-Luc Godard and his cinema, in which he constantly and playfully undermined conventions and expectations. Redoubtable is a creative and witty unbridled pastiche of Godard, charming, funny and moving. After the success of the internationally acclaimed The Artist (2011), Hazanavicius delivers another tribute to classic cinema.

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Screenings

Screening times will be announced in February 2018.

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